Q: My pruning book dates back to the 1960’s. Can you give me a good, current source?
A: The most current, reliable local book is by University of Florida Professor, Dr. Ed Gilman. His book is called, “An Illustrated Guide to Pruning” Second Edition, 2002, 330 pgs., Delmar Publishers, Albany , NY ISBN 0-7668-2271-0. The newest research done by Dr. Gilman in Florida should be included in the book. You can probably order the book from any local book store using the ISBN listed above. Dr. Gilman is involved in the Florida Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture and has helped many e Florida extension agents provide important pruning and tree care information to the public.